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Wednesday, January 25, 2006


Ancient Maps of Siam, Burma, Cambodia and China

Seventeen hand-drawn and hand-colored maps dating from the King Rama I to King Rama III period (1782 - 1851) were discovered in the Grand Palace. These maps, on cotton cloth cover areas of Siam, Burma, Cambodia and China. They are richly in detailed and show terrain studded with hilltop temples, trees, forts, lakes, rivers, and Chinese junks. The offer a unique view of both geography and culture.

Read more about Ancient maps of Siam, Burma, Cambodia and China at IHT ThaiDay.



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